What A Powerhouse!

United States
September 3, 2008 10:27pm CST
I may have liked Sarah Palin to begin with but now I'm overjoyed with her! She did a phenomenal job! If people had any doubt about her ability to take on the media, they shouldn't now. I'm not saying it's going to be easy by any means but I really am impressed with this woman's gumption and the fervor with which she is in this race for the White House. I couldn't help but get a sense of history in the making but even more, I could see her as our first woman President down the line. I'm really happy with her and I'm looking forward to watching her make history.
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• United States
4 Sep 08
It was phenomenal!! I believed it was time for a woman in the white house but thought it would be Hillary for sure. I am truly impressed with Palin and for all of those who worried if she was tough enough..well..worry no more. This woman is full of strength and poise. It is very refreshing to see that the Republican has embraced change and stolen the spotlight from Obama's rhetoric of change. Palin was wonderful when she said "it is one thing to promote change to further your career and another to use your career to create change"!! WOW! that was so well put! This is what I have been trying to say about Obama all along and couldnt and she said it in one sentence.
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
4 Sep 08
"Palin was wonderful when she said "it is one thing to promote change to further your career and another to use your career to create change"!!" Amen to that! Obama can't put his money where his mouth is. He's all mouth!
• United States
4 Sep 08
I think the women of this country are going to speak louder than ever in this election. We women may just be the catalysts for change our country back into something that people are willing to fight for! I'm so excited about it all! It's about time!!!
@missybal (4492)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Keeping in mind the speech was written for her but she delivered like no other. All politicians have their speeches written for them but their are few you really see that gleam in their eye that they truly believe what they say. But this is not the say all. The real test is when we see her without a script, in debates and on tv news shows. I have confidence she will deliver time and time again. I do see her running for president someday. She seems she was born for service, to country and family. Can't wait to see more. If she just keeps this up the McCain/Palin Ticket will be in office. Love that finally in a speech someone really told the people the big hole in Obama's Tax plan and why it's a bad idea. The very thing that put a big red flag up for me when I once was dazzled by Obama.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Very true thank you for adding that, I should have included that in my response. I do realize that these speeches are edited by the person giving the speech and do include their input. Very proud of this woman and the joke about the hockey mom if I recall that was something she said also back when first speaking to McCain. Loved it!
• United States
4 Sep 08
Took the words right out of my mouth! She is amazing, I'm looking forward to this Ticket they are Very strong.
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@mikeysmom (2091)
• United States
4 Sep 08
hopefully she is just what we need to push more people toward mccain and away from obama. we need a woman somewhere at the top and it is high time.
• United States
4 Sep 08
Amen! I'm so excited now! I even heard people in the media praising her this morning. They even like her! One of our local news people was excited about her and this woman is a liberal. I think the Republicans just bamboozled the Democrats! And I'm thrilled!
• United States
4 Sep 08
she was a good pick for the GOP definitely! I am voting for the McCain/Palin ticket!
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Sarah Palin speaks her mind and isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in. It seems like she's had enough difficulty in life to not care what people think of her anymore, but fight for good causes at the risk of her reputation. She is giving all the "normal", "regular" little people in the USA a voice, and it's a breath of fresh air. I've heard a lot of people say that they were ready to march in Washington DC because they couldn't get anyone to listen to them. Her comment about the hockey moms being pit bulls with lip stick was so true, but she embodies the ladies in our community who stand up for justice and the little guy. We have to remember though that she will be the side-kick to the president, not the president and vote accordingly.
• United States
4 Sep 08
I definitely think she is a breath of fresh air. And, I was planning to vote for McCain before she came on board so I am really excited now. As far as her being a sidekick, I don't think this woman is anyone's sidekick. She may be the first Vice President that doesn't sit on the sidelines, which would be great! But even more importantly, I am looking to the future with this woman and I definitely don't want Obama in office. I find too many problems with that man in office and I don't want more taxes or government programs or government anything. Obama is just going to do what his party wants him to do and continue flip-flopping. Plus the fact, I'm still concerned about the fact that when his teleprompter went out, he couldn't form a coherent sentence. The President cannot afford to be that tied to a speech. And, the biggest reason I don't want Obama in office is the desire he has to disarm our country. That is a stupid, brainless thing to do in the atmosphere of terrorism of this world. The reason we are having the difficulties we're having with enough troops to win in Iraq is because Clinton pulled back on our military. He was an idiot and our troops are now paying the price.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I totally agree! I am very excited about the prospect of her being our Vice-President and I think that she and John McCain will be a good thing for our country and will make needed changes.
• United States
4 Sep 08
I'm just really excited about her and the whole election now. I was sort of on the fence about how I felt before even though I'd already planned to vote for McCain, but now I'm actually excited.
@alena824 (376)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Well, she really showed the Democrats that she's no pushover. Yes, she handled herself very well given the rocky first week after McCain's announcement she was VP nominee. Well, I hope she really puts up a good fight and her being a small-town politician will work to her advantage.
• United States
4 Sep 08
I think the fact that she's a regular person with a regular family and is so down to earth is going to speak volumes to people all over this country. I think that she is the perfect choice and women are going to get behind her in droves because she's one of us. I don't mean just because she's female but because she's real with who she is. And, I think that it's because she is female that she's able to be that. Most men are so busy trying to impress someone that they have no clue about how to be themselves in a public arena. I think Palin just showed everyone what it means to be real. Hillary certainly couldn't pull it off because she's spent too many years having to hide who she is because of her jerk of a husband. Palin has a stable marriage and family. Even though her daughter got pregnant, the fact that Palin and her husband are as strong and supportive of their daughter shows that the girl is going to do okay. I noticed Bristol was nervously holding her boyfriend's hand through the whole thing. She seemed almost scared to let go of him. And, I couldn't really read him so far. Of course, the poor boy has been thrust into the national spotlight in a week's time and is dealing with a whole lot for an 18 year old. I wish them all the best. This actually may pull the two kids into a tighter relationship just to get through everything. I certainly hope so.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I must admit that I missed the beginning of her speech but I later read it online. However the part that I did see brought out such emotions in me that I sat there listening to this woman and it brought tears to my eyes. I'm finally excited about this race!
• United States
4 Sep 08
I agree wholeheartedly! I think we're all feeling that way this morning! And, I also liked what Mike Huckabee said about the media. He thanked them for uniting the Republican party. How awesome can you get?!
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Wasn't she awesome?!?!?!? I took notes as I listened to every speech tonight...since there doesn't seem to be much interest in most of the forums where I belong. I don't understand that. I watched the Democratic Convention, even though I don't lean that way. I wanted to see if they had anything new to say. It's too bad that others don't do the same thing. I loved how Governor Palin said that she would be an advocate for special ed kids/parents. It was like daring Obama and the media to keep talking about this part of her life/family. Because they surely don't want to take on all the families in this country with challenged kids. When she mentioned God, it wasn't a forced thing or something someone told her to do/say. It was natural, and obviously a part of who and what she is. I'm energized. I don't usually like politics much at all, but I'm ready to call the local Republican Party to see what I can do to help get this team elected.
• United States
4 Sep 08
I'm with you, kenzie! I'm so excited about helping these two get elected! Like I said above, it's about time we women had a shot at running things. I didn't care for Hillary in the White House but this woman is definitely my pick! And, the thing with special ed/challenged kids is going to take her a long way because there are so many families out there with special needs kids who need someone in their corner. One of my co-workers said that I shouldn't vote Republican because they are only for the rich people. I told her I planned to be one of the rich people. She said that I wasn't yet but I disagree. Being rich or being poor is a mind set and as long as you think you're poor, you'll stay that way and if you think on a socialistic basis of depending on the government to help you, you are always going to be poor! I'll stick with those who esteem to prosper! I've been wealthy and I've been without and I can tell you that having money is a whole lot better than being without it. It's not the be all and end all of things but I can tell you from experience that it's a lot better when you have it and don't have to wonder whether you'll have enough to buy what you need. I'm not sure why I got off on that but I think I feel another post coming on!
@snowy22315 (79285)
• United States
4 Sep 08
There's a difference between making a great speech and being ready for the Whitehouse. She obviously has alot of character and integrity, but I think she has a lot to learn.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
4 Sep 08
As her mother in law said, "She's a quick learner."